In software as in life there are things we notice that help confirm whether something is satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Let's call these things that affect our judgment of the results "factors." Some factors provide stronger indications than others. When using these factors to rate results, we will assign higher scores (or "weightings") to the stronger indicators. By assigning higher weightings to the stronger indicators, we enable these to have a stronger influence on the overall outcome.
This is good stuff, Allen. Keep it up.
Weighting results is an interesting way of automating smoke-test style testing, but one must not forget that in regular unit tests, Server Stubs and Mock Objects are available to emulate the volatile layer and get precise assertions.
Very informative post. I appreciate the pragmatic advice. Thanks Allen.
Good Posting. Was Very Useful.
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Krico, we are always looking for people to join our team, and have testing positions in our Zurich office. You can find out more at Google.com/jobs.
I've had similar impressions about RUP and daily life, some of which I've written down.
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